Video Light Version 2

Introduction

As I started creating YouTube Woodworking Videos in my Woodworking shop I realized that my shop lighting while very good for woodworking was NOT good for video work.   I needed lighting that would be horizontal not vertical.  That is in your face instead of overhead. 

Details and History

I had purchased some umbrella type lighting for my still photography work.  I had several  85W florescence bulbs which where equivalent to 350 watt classic style bulbs.  I just needed some fixtures!

My First attempt was a 3 bulb version of this light, that was installed to over my table saw to provide a general video type light for my workbench.  This is the 2nd light or version two.  I used the lessons learned and measurements from the 1st and  

The Video

Downloads

The PDF Plan document

pdf-plan-image

Down Load the SketchUp File from 3D Warehouse 

Tools, Materials and Supplies

 

 

Spax Pan Head #6 5/8″

spax-6-5-8-pan

Spax Pan Head #8 x 1″

spax-8-1-pan

Spax #8 x 2 ½”

spax-2-1-2-8

Electrical Wire – Home depot 100ft 16g extension cord

Note:  I needed 16g wire for 2 lights, long runs to switch box.  This was the cheapest way to purchase 16g wire.  

100-ft-extension-cord

Home Depot: White Marker Board (Common: 3/16 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft.)

             Store pickup only

Lowes: Two wire utility light socket

NOTE: Check the size of this.  The 1 ½” hole diameter may vary depending on brand.

two-wire-light-socket

 

 

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